Brownsville Tourism

Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. It is the sixteenth most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population at the 2010 census of 175,023 and an estimated population in 2014 of 183,046. It is located at the southernmost tip of Texas, on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, directly north and across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The 2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area population at 420,392, making it the ninth most populous metropolitan area in the state of Texas. In addition, the international Matamoros–Brownsville Metropolitan Area was estimated to have a population of 1,136,995. Brownsville has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, and is frequently cited as having the highest percentage of residents below the federal poverty level out of all cities in the nation. The Brownsville urban area is one of the fastest growing in the United States. The city's population dramatically increased after it experienced a boom in the steel industry during the first decade of the 1900s, when steel output tripled. In recent times, the Port of Brownsville has become a major economic hub for South Texas, where shipments arrive from other parts of the United States, from Mexico, and from around the world. Brownsville's economy is mainly based on its international trade with Mexico through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and is home to one of the fastest growing manufacturing sectors in the nation. Brownsville has often been recognized as having one of the best pro-business climates in the United States, and the city has been ranked among the least expensive places to live in the U.S. Brownsville served as a site for several battles and events in the Texas Revolution, the Mexican–American War, and the American Civil War. Right across the U.S–Mexico border lies Matamoros, Tamaulipas, a city with a population of 500,000 people and a major site of the Mexican War of Independence, the Mexican Revolution, and the French Intervention.

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This warm abode of Brownsville is a delightful place to visit in United States. A gripping city on its own right, South Padre Island also deserves a visit. South Padre Island is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Sea Turtle, Inc, South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center, Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Brownsville.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Brownsville.

  • Know the pollution level of Brownsville before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • How safe is Brownsville for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Brownsville.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 80.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 56.32 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Brownsville

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

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